Monday, 21 February 2011

Concentric Thoughts

This is Liz Black's debut Autumn/Winter 2011/12 collection. Concentric Thoughts presents a subtle, futuristic, minimalist look. It consists of impeccably tailored statement pieces that have timeless appeal.

'Concentric Thoughts aims to appeal to the intellectual woman who demands innovative designs of the highest quality whilst managing a busy lifestyle.'

Liz graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Her degree collection, 'Arty Society', featured geometric and circular shapes, inspired by the Orphist artist Sonia Delaunay and beautiful prints influenced by the work of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock.Concentric Thoughts signature pieces, The Circle Body Suit and The Circle Bow Dress '...frame the empowered woman in a circle, achieving a superb visual effect. Through out the collection, shapes are further refined and then re-simplified, resulting in beautifully feminine silhouettes whilst at the same time integrating masculine influences such as bow ties, lapels and collars sewn into the garments themselves. The use of sensuede, neoprene, silk organza, cotton and wool combine to create an elegant aesthetic.'Vogue Italia has described her as a 'designer to watch out for' and Fashion156 has named her the author's 'personal womenswear highlight'. In 2010 she won Ysh London's 'Best in Show Competition' and AKDK's e-Creative 'Best Emerging Fashion Designer' award.

So I am very excited to see what comes next from this obviously very talented designer.

Fashion Fantasist xx


  1. I really do love this designer, I can understand why she's been named as "one to watch". The idea of the concentric cirles is really interesting for women - do you remember Gaga's concentric metal cage clothing in her Bad Romance video? - I think it makes a statement about female power like you talk about here...

  2. Glad you like it! Yes I know the dress you are refering to - same ideas! V.interesting.